LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 07: A volunteer (2nd R) helps check in people awaiting testing at a COVID-19 testing center at Lincoln Park amid the coronavirus pandemic on July 07, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. There has been a spike in new coronavirus cases in California along with an increase in the overall positivity rate and number of hospitalizations. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Wednesday’s Coronavirus Updates: 2,582 new cases, 137 new deaths reported in Florida

As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, there have been 722,707 positive cases of the coronavirus recorded in the state. The case count includes 713,902 Florida residents and 8,805 non-Florida residents. There are 14,904 Florida resident deaths reported, 180 non-resident deaths, and 45,259 hospitalizations at some point during illness, according to the Florida Department of Health.

*Numbers are released by the DOH daily at approximately 11 a.m. but are occasionally delayed.


Total number of recorded cases: 722,707 (up from 720,125)
Florida resident deaths: 14,904 (up from 14,767)
Non-resident deaths: 180 (up from 178)
Total deaths in state (FL/non-FL residents combined): 15,084 (up from 14,945)

  • 2,582 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 137 total new resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • 2 new non-resident deaths reported Wednesday
  • Percent positive for new cases in FL residents: 4.14%
    • This percent is the number of people who test PCR- or antigen-positive for the first time divided by all the people tested that day, excluding people who have previously tested positive. 


Total recorded cases in SWFL: 41,366 (up from 41,210)
Deaths: 919 (up from 911)

  • 156 total new cases reported Wednesday
  • 8 new deaths reported Wednesday

Lee County: 20,944 (up from 20,862) – 477 deaths (5 new)
Collier County: 13,010 (up from 12,961) – 230 deaths (2 new)
Charlotte County: 3,175 (up from 3,159) – 140 deaths (1 new)
DeSoto County: 1,590 (up from 1,584) – 27 deaths
Glades County: 553 (up from 552) – 5 deaths
Hendry County: 2,094 (up from 2,092) – 40 deaths

Wednesday’s testing numbers have not yet been released in their entirety. This story will be updated once that information becomes available. 


Total tested (residents): 5,445,417
Total tested (non-residents): 21,510
Total positive (residents): 713,902
Total positive (non-residents): 8,805
Total negative (residents): 4,724,344
Total negative (non-residents): 12,660

The remainder of the tests is still pending or inconclusive, according to the FDOH website.

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.


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The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected]. Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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